CFP: Small Group Collaborative Learning & Writing: A Practical Sourcebook

Small Group Collaborative Learning & Writing: A Practical Sourcebook will be an edited collection of essays demonstrating the “how tos” of small group collaborative work in writing classes published by McFarland Press in 2012. Although essays must be based on scholarly theories and research, the primary focus of the essays should be on the pragmatic and pedagogical applications of the theories to the writing class, including some discussion of the results of your work.

The proposed organization for the collection focuses on some of the key questions about integrating small group collaborative activities into the classroom:

• Why are collaborative learning and writing important?

• How do I best assign groups in my classes?

• How do I accommodate special populations when using small group collaboration learning?

• How do I integrate collaborative learning techniques into electronic environments?

• How can collaborative learning and writing work in all writing classes?

• What kind of success can I expect from integrating collaborative learning into my classes?

Topics can include but are not limited to

• Basic writing
• First-year composition
• Second-semester composition
• Advanced composition
• Business/Technical writing classes
• ESL composition classes
• Multimodal composition
• On-line writing classes

Essays can vary in length from 3,000 to 7,500 words in length: shorter or longer submissions may be considered upon request.

Submissions must be full essays (not abstracts) and sent as electronic attachments to the collection editor, Kathleen Hunzer, at

DUE DATE: August 15, 2010